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Al Sturgeon - A Heart for Community

August 2011
In this issue Pepperdine welcomes the Class of 2014.

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A Heart for Community

Recent graduate Al Sturgeon (JD '11) brings his community-building talents to the School of Law as the Director of Academic Success.

Alumnus Brian E. Schield Receives LACBA Award
Alumnus Brian E. Schield (JD '79), a partner at Squire Sanders, was recently recognized for his work with the AIDS Legal Services Project by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).

McDonald Shares Expertise with National Media
Barry P. McDonald, professor of law, recently shared legal expertise with the Los Angeles Times and Southern California Public Radio's Air Talk.

Scarberry Writes Op-Ed on the Debt Ceiling For Huffington Post

Mark S. Scarberry, professor of law, recently published an article in the Huffington Post with Huffington Post Contributor Nancy Altman entitled "Disentangling Social Security from the Debt Ceiling." More.

First-Year Orientation
August 17-19, 2011
School of Law - Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University School of Law will welcome new students to the Class of 2014.  Email the Law School admissions office for additional information .

Pepperdine Welcomes Dean Deanell Tacha
September 23, 2011
School of Law
- Malibu, CA
Featuring a panel of distinguished federal judges, Dean Tacha and her colleagues will share their experiences as women in the judiciary. Visit the website for additional information and to register.

Fifth Annual William French Smith Memorial Lecture
October 11, 2011
School of Law - Malibu, CA

Featuring Kenneth W. Starr, President of Baylor University, Douglas W. Kmiec, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malta, and other members of the Reagan Justice Department. Visit the website
for additional information and to register.

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Dean Tacha is taking a trip ...
Dean Tacha wants to meet you, hear from you, and share her vision for the future of the School of Law. We hope you will join us, because we truly believe that a journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.

Santa Monica, CA - September 13, 2011
Beverly Hills, CA - September 14, 2011
Downtown LA, CA - September 20, 2011
Costa Mesa, CA - September 28, 2011
And the next stop is...

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